Surprising Luxuries You Can Keep with a Tiny Home Lifestyle

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Living in a tiny home doesn't have to mean roughing it. While the general purpose of tiny houses is to live minimally with more financial freedom, you can add a surprising amount of luxurious touches to your small space.

Invest in Materials

Sometimes we think that big homes are synonymous with nice homes, but that's not always the case. Sometimes when you invest a ton of money building a big house, you have to cut corners on the quality of your construction supplies.

With a tiny home, because you're saving money on space, you may have more flexibility to select fancier finishing touches. If you've got the budget, consider using things like real wood floors instead of vinyl in your home. Invest in the wall treatments that you want. We've even seen tiny homes with beautiful, real wood beams on the ceiling.

Don't limit yourself because your home is small. If you want marble countertops, get marble countertops. Your tiny home is a little canvas for you to make a big impact with.

Make the Bed

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No matter the size of the frame, one of our biggest, most whole-hearted tiny home recommendations is that you invest in luxurious bedding. In a little house, your bed may double as seating or even a place to eat or work.

In short, your bed's going to get a lot more use in a tiny house end in a traditionally sized home. Because of that, we recommend going all-in on the fabrics you love. Do you like the idea of bamboo sheets? Hotel-style bedding with a nice heavy-down comforter? Make it happen.

Investing in luxurious bedding will help your tiny house feel like a warm, inviting home. There's nothing better than crawling into a perfectly comfortable bed at the end of the day, so invest in a great mattress, too.

Go Green

Adding plant life to your tiny home can fill the little space with big life. We recommend investing in shelving to utilize wall space and your tiny home and if we had our pick, we would fill lots of shelf space with lots of plants.

A little live greenery can spruce up any space on a budget and make any room feel more luxurious. You can buy houseplants starting around ten dollars, so this upgrade doesn’t have to break the bank.

Let The Light In

tiny home with large windows looking out on field

Windows and skylights are a must if you can make it happen. Adding windows to a space lets the light in during the day and makes sure that your small space feels a lot bigger.

Windows can be expensive to buy new, so if you want to save money and you can make it work, visit a building supply thrift store and snag some older windows. If your tiny home isn’t mobile, consider which windows will get morning sun and which windows will get afternoon sun to perfectly plan out your lighting situation.

And if you want to go from necessary to next-level, install a skylight. Skylights are a great way to make your small space feel bigger and to bring in more light (and some great night sky views).

Head Outside

The outside of your tiny home is going to get a lot of use. We love decks, patios, porches, and pergolas attached to tiny homes. These outside additions extend the space and make your house feel homier.

When you’re trying to decide how to build out the outside of your home, think of how you want to use the space and how it needs to function. Do you need a spot to grill with friends? Or do you just want a comfortable place to sit on warm evenings?

Pick a focus for your outdoor area, invest in comfortable seating and a little landscaping to complete the look.